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2012 Olympic Games Recap: Women's Basketball Mashes Canada; All American Women's Beach Volleyball Final

Yesterday the women's soccer had one of the most exciting games in history between the U.S. and Canada. Today women's basketball had one of the least exciting games in history as the U.S. severely clamped down on Canada 91-48.

Despite the huge gap in the final score, the women of both teams struggled offensively in the first quarter, scoring a combined 27 points. The second quarter on was all U.S. women, led by Diana Taurasi's 15 points. She was one of five ladies to score in double figures. Sue Bird only mustered two points to go with five assists.

The women will face the winner of the Australia in the semifinals on Thursday.

The U.S. is guaranteed two medals in women's beach volleyball as both pairs won their matches to face each other for the gold meda. April Ross and Jen Kessy are in their first Olympics going against the veterans Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, who are in their final Olympics together.

The U.S. captured four medals in track and field: three silvers and a bronze. Leo Manzano took home silver in the 1500-meters, the first time an American has medaled in the event in 44 years. Erik Kynard and Dawn Harper won silvers in the high jump and 100-meter hurdles, respectively, and Kellie Wells took home the bronze in the 100-meter hurdles as well.

Coach Adam Krikorian of the women's water polo team almost cost his team a trip to the finals as he called for a time-out when the U.S. didn't have possession of the ball - an automatic penalty. Australia subsequently scored and forced overtime, but luckily the U.S. bailed him out 11-9 to advance to the finals.

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